BREAKING HACKNEY LONDON

Detectives from the Met’s Trident unit are appealing for witnesses, information or footage after a man was shot on a Hackney street

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On Wednesday, 21 October, at approximately 3.45pm police were called to a London hospital after a man self-presented suffering with a gunshot wound to his leg.

Officers attended and spoke with the victim.

Enquiries established that the victim had been talking with a friend in Downs Park Road, E8, when a car, believed to be a black Jaguar, drove slowly by.

Two male suspects got out of the car and started a verbal altercation with the victim before returning to the vehicle.

It is then reported that the driver got out of the car, walked up to the victim and became aggressive towards him, before discharging a firearm into his leg.

The victim then made his way to hospital, where police were called. His injuries were assessed as not life threatening.

A crime scene is in place.

At this early stage there have been no arrests and enquiries to establish the circumstances surrounding the incident continue.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the investigation team at Specialist Crime North on 0207 230 9737, dial 101 or Tweet @MetCC quoting 4388/21OCT.